We are completely independent and offer impartial advice.

Marcos Kallou has been the director of Prior Knowledge since 2003 and is qualified to the highest level by the Institute of Professional Will-Writers. Based in Epping, Essex, Marcos is a specialist in his field and provides estate planning services to London and the Home Counties although he does have clients nationally as well. Marcos maintains a friendly and professional approach with each of his clients, ensuring the highest level of customer service in every aspect of his work.
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Prior Knowledge is Hertfordshire and Essex’s premier will writing service. We have built our reputation on customer care, expert advice, and commitment to ensuring our clients’ estate planning needs are always met. We also provide a lasting power of attorney, and trusts and as a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Willwriters, we fully comply with their code of conduct, giving our customers the peace of mind, they deserve.

We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, which is why we put so much time and effort into understanding your needs. This allows us to create a bespoke service that caters to your and your family’s requirements.

We can even store the Will on your behalf, meaning it is safe for the future.

If required we will alway diarise a future appointment to ensure that your will is maintained.

Your wishes now may be very different to what you want in your will in five years time, so we make sure we are available to alter your will if required.

We have deep knowledge and significant experience in will writing, lasting power of attorney – both health and welfare LPA and property and financial LPA – as well as trusts including discretionary trusts, bare trusts, interest in possession trusts and settlor interested trusts; please feel free to get in touch today.

How we work as will writing professionals

Writing a Will can be a delicate process that takes careful consideration, and we find that clients like to take their time when planning their estate. With this in mind, we always send a pack to clients outlining key Will-planning details so that they feel prepared before our initial meeting.

Most of our appointments involve a discussion about what will happen in the event of your death, which can be quite a sensitive subject for some people. However, our specialist training means we are skilled to ask the right questions, making the process a painless one.

We want to ensure that your wishes are met, and you are completely satisfied with your decisions. After the first meeting, we will write to you to confirm your wishes and start to prepare your Will. All our Wills are bespoke, written by ourselves and tailored to your circumstances.

Once the contents of the Will have been agreed we will return to ensure the Will is signed and witnessed properly. This is possibly the most important part of the process. If a Will is not signed according to the law, it is rendered void and invalid.

We can even recommend somewhere to store the Will on your behalf, keeping it is safe for the future. If required, we can also diarise a future appointment to ensure that your Will is maintained.

Situations change all the time, so if you wish to amend your Will or make any major changes, we are always available to assist you in doing so.